Monthly Archives: December 2006

hmmm … Amazon to sell DRM-free MP3s!

Apparently, Amazon is looking at selling DRM free mp3s… starting Q1 2007 …. rather soon. This is HUGE news …. this is really big …. because, as I have long said, as soon as the world realises that there is … Continue reading

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The real DRM issue will be the DRM that relates to UGC.

Check out this page about DRM. It is about a ‘Conference on Copyright, Digital Rights Management Technologies, and Consumer Protection’. My question is… what is the relationship between User Generated Content and Digital Rights Management? When people think DRM, they … Continue reading

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jpgmag might just have it!

jpegmag …. I think they might have done it. They might have found a business model that sustains User Generated Content. Finding a business model that can sustain User Generated Content (UGC) , I reckon is the holly grail of … Continue reading

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Bill Gates admits DRM is bad for users

Recently, Bill Gates was interviewed by a group of high profile bloggers. He apparently stated that we need to be able to do things like “buy an artist out for life”. I wonder how much that would cost? But the … Continue reading

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Google Advertising

I guess this is the most obvious revenue model for Ambisonicbootlegs.net. But I dont like it. I dont like it because I believe that advertising is of dubious value on the Internet. Ambisonicbootlegs is also a small traffic (relatively speaking) … Continue reading

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Apple, User Experience and DRM

Apple knows that it is not about what you can do, it is how about how easily you can do it. Its called ‘User Experience’, it is a real benefit to the client, and it sells. But in the charge … Continue reading

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Creative Commons Content Curators

Here’s a really good page with tons of Creative Commons content.

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Old screenshot of ambisonicbootlegs.net

Ive been building ambisonicbootlegs for over a year now. It started off as a concept, and is starting to grow into something serious… when I have a look at my list of enhancements, I realise I have along way to … Continue reading

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Wake up everyone… there’s more Creative Commons music than there is DRM music!.. google it.

When Creative Commons music and videos get discovered/organised/curated by the general public, and the general public realises that they dont need to fight with DRM, because there is actually a lot of brilliant music out there that artists publish for … Continue reading

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Holly grail for MP3 players

Three ‘internet characters’ recently recorded a podcast about what they wanted to see in MP3 players. Dave Winer of RSS fame, Peter Rojas of Engadget fame and Jason Calacanis of Weblogs inc fame. What they discuss is very interesting. Mp3 … Continue reading

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